James A. Cosby

Jim is an attorney and an author and lives in Philadelphia. Jim is a graduate of the University of Washington and Temple University School of Law. He has published legal scholarship on children's rights and the Constitution, as well as writing on music-related topics as a regular contributor to PopMatters since 2013, and elsewhere. Jim's first book, DEVIL'S MUSIC, HOLY ROLLERS, AND HILLBILLIES: HOW AMERICA GAVE BIRTH TO ROCK AND ROLL (McFarland, 2016) (Kirkus: "illuminating and intriguing"; Minnesota Public Radio Rock Book Club Selection), is on sale everywhere, as well as featured at legendary Sun Studio (one of five such books), The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Delta Blues Museum. Jim is almost done with the follow-up (working title): Rock Music, Authority, and the Arc of Western Civilization, 1956-1980. Jim's first book, Devil's Music, Holy Rollers, and Hillbillies: How America Gave Birth to Rock and Roll (McFarland, 2016) (Kirkus: "illuminating and intriguing"; Minnesota Public Radio Rock Book Club Selection). It is also featured on sale at legendary Sun Studio (one of five such books), The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and The Delta Blues Museum. Jim's second book will be available soon; working title: Rock Music, Authority, and the Arc of Western Civilization.